The contents of this page may no longer be relevant. For updated information about traveling to Thailand, please go to: Thailand Travel Restrictions 2023. To purchase your Thailand Travel Insurance please visit: https://www.siam-legal.com/axa-insurance
- The Test and Go and Sandbox programs have been removed and travelers may now enter under the No Quarantine program with fewer requirements.
- For up-to-date information and weekly updates regarding current Thailand travel restrictions, please visit the Weekly Updates for Thailand Travel Restrictions.
- Starting May 1, 2022, Thailand will have new entry requirements. To learn more about the new entry requirements, please visit: Thailand Travel Restrictions for May 1.
- YouTube Video showing you how to apply for the Thai Pass:
Instructional Video for Thailand Pass Application
- For the Best COVID Insurance for Thailand Pass, we recommend AXA Thailand.
- To book your hotel in Thailand, we recommend Agoda.com
- Travelers may join our Facebook Group to ask questions and read the latest developments: https://www.facebook.com/groups/howtoenterthailand
Note: This page may no longer be relevant so please head to this page for the latest Thailand Travel Restrictions.
With the Test and Go program, travelers will only need to be tested upon arrival in your SHA+ hotel and you can go if you received a negative result. You will then return to the SHA+ Hotel for the second COVID test.
You are eligible for quarantine-free travel to Thailand, if you are:
- A fully vaccinated traveler,
- Traveling by air, and
No need to stay in a designated hotel for 7, 10, or 14 days. You will stay in SHA+ Hotel on Day 1 or date of arrival and do a COVID-19 test.
Requirements for Test and Go Travelers
Even though you are a fully vaccinated traveler, from an approved country traveler, and are traveling by air traveler, you are still required to show required documents to Thai authorities to be granted entry in Thailand.
Here are the requirements that a Test and Go traveler must have:
Thailand Pass QR Code
You will need to obtain a QR Code that will be received upon approval after applying for a Thailand Pass. Provide all the necessary details and upload documents that are asked and wait for confirmation or approval for you to receive a QR Code which will be scanned upon arrival in Thailand.
Certificate of Vaccination
You will need to obtain a Certificate of Vaccination for proof that you are a fully vaccinated traveler.
Know that the certificate of vaccination will only be accepted if the vaccines you have received are approved by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) or by the World Health Organization (WHO). And it shall be at least 14 days before your scheduled travel date.
For children that are under the age of 18, they will not be required to be vaccinated as long as their parent or guardian is vaccinated and have a certificate of vaccination.
Medical Certificate for COVID-19 Test Result
Starting April 1, 2022, the mandatory pre-departure RT PCR COVID Test will no longer be required for all travelers to Thailand.
You will have to purchase COVID-19 insurance that will cover the costs of COVID-19-related incidents in case one gets infected during your stay in Thailand.
The COVID-19 insurance must have a minimum coverage of $10,000. For COVID-19 insurance that you can trust, AXA Sawasdee Thailand is the best option.
Payment Confirmation of AQ, ASQ, or SHA+ Hotels
In the case of Test and Go travelers, you are required to book a hotel for at least 1 night for Day 1 and another 1 night for Day 5.
Packages for Test and Go Travelers
Since Thailand has introduced the Test and Go to travelers, approved Alternative Quarantine (AQ) and SHA+ Hotels have added the Test and Go packages to cater to those travelers.
The Test and Go package should cover:
- Accommodation for at least 1 night for Day 1 and Day 5.
- Transport to transfer from the airport to your designated hotel.
List of Hotels in Thailand with Test and Go Package
To help you choose a hotel with a Test and Go package, here are some of the best hotels for you.
- Lancaster Bangkok
- Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55 Thong Lo
- Maitria Mode Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok
- Chillax Heritage
- Shangri-La Bangkok
- Hotel Clover Asoke
- Movenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok
- Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
- Grande Centre Point Hotel Sukhumvit 55
- Casa Nithra
- Casa Vimaya Riverside
- Centre Point Silom
- Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
- Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park
- Solitaire Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
- Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit
- Citrus Sukhumvit 11
- Movenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok
- Pullman Bangkok Hotel G
- Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
- Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok
- Aspira Hana Residence Thong Lor
- Amaranth Suvarnabhumi Hotel
- Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort
- Lohas Residences Sukhumvit
- Graceland Bangkok
- The Silver Palm Rama 9
- Park Plaza Bangkok Soi 18
- The Landmark Bangkok Hotel
- Citrus Sukhumvit 13 Bangkok
- Grand Richmond Stylish Convention Hotel
- Somerset Rama 9 Bangkok
- A-One Bangkok Hotel
- Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
- Grace Hotel
- Two Three A Homely Hotel
- Chor Cher-The Green Hotel
- The Legacy Hotel
- The Idle Hotel and Residence
- M2 De Bangkok Hotel
- Royal President Hotel
- The Salil Hotel Sukhumvit 57
- Salil Hotel Sukhumvit – Soi Thonglor 1
- Siam Mandarina Hotel
- Centre Point Pratunam Hotel
- Arte Hotel
- 56 Surawong Hotel Bangkok
- GLOW Sukhumvit 5 by Centropolis
- Solitaire Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
- Trinity Silom Hotel
You can also check our top 10 picks for the best Test and Go Hotels in Bangkok.
i am fully vaccinated and so is my 15 year old daughter. we travel back to uk on 21 august. do i need to get pre departure pcr test.
Children under the age of 18 do not need a certificate of vaccination if they are travelling with fully vaccinated parents. If they travel with parents who are not fully vaccinated, they must present an RT-PCR / Professional ATK COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before departure.
Since you are fully vaccinated your daughter doesn’t have to do the pre-departure RT-PCR test.
Hello, can I book in any hotel in Bangkok through booking.com or agoda, or is there certain hotels that I should not book because they are assigned for quarantine?! If so, what hotels shouldn’t I book?!
Test and Go has been scrapped. You can book in any hotel of your choice, you can also check this site for more options, https://www.agoda.com/search?cid=1897011&city=9395&fbclid=IwAR2s29Dzs34Qohyn5SsKB33HhHlEAhOf9OmEo9GgZFX-T2_2e1Cxh-ka7ic.
For more information about travel to Thailand, please check this link:
What are isolation requirements if I test positive for COVID in Thailand during my holiday?
You can isolate in your hotel room or any accommodation until you have a negative self-test ATK test result.
I just like to check if we are staying more than 5 days, do we have to book a SHA+ hotel again? From other websites, it was stated we just need to download the MorChana App to submit our self-ART Test on day 5. Please advise, thank you!
You need to book a SHA+ hotel just for test and go on day 1. After that, you can stay in any hotel you want.
1. If we go under “Test & Go’ scheme that means we must book under the accredited hotels in order to take the Covi 19 test upon arrival?
2. If we only stay 4 days in Thailand then must we also need to take Covi 19 test before departure?
1. Yes, you need to book for Day 1 in an SHA+ Hotel. If you will arrive in Bangkok, you can book an all inclusive test and go package on this link: http://www.siam-legal.com/agoda
2. if you will stay for 4 days in Thailand, you do not need to do the Day 5 ATK test.
I arrive on 24 April, if I test positive on arrival , can I quarantine in the hotel that has been booked ?
Yes, that is possible if the hotel allows COVID positive guests in their property.
I’m booking my trip to Thailand for May 1st, I will be arriving in Bangkok for the 1day quarantine, am I then able to go to Koh samui? Would like to visit the island for a week before my return to the UK
Sure you can. After a complete 1-night quarantine and a negative RT-PCR result, you can travel around Thailand.
Hello. I was conursed with “Ms” and selected that for my boyfriend . Now I know this is for women. He got it approval, so I need to change it ?
As long as the name is correct, that title name MR or MS will not be a problem. There is no need to reapply.
Under the test and go, i only want to stay in phuket for 4 days. That is possible correct?
Yes, that is possible. The only requirement for the Test and Go Phuket program is that you stay in SHA+ hotel for 1 night. After you completed or test negative on your Day 1, you are free to go or travel around Phuket.
Where can i purchase the two required PCR tests? The test and go application requires a receipt.
If you are arriving in Bangkok, you need to book it with your hotel. If you are arriving in Phuket, please go to http://www.thailandpsas.com
Dear Rex, if we are planning to travel to Bangkok for 6 days. Considering that we are required to book a SHA+ hotel on the first day and we plan to book another hotel for our stay from day 2 – 6, are we required to book another separate SHA+ hotel for day 5 for the RT-PCR COVID-19 test?
If your Bangkok Hotel is a SHA+ Hotel, you can book the whole 1 week and they can arrange 2 COVID tests for you. That is the easiest way to do it.
I received my Thai pass in early December. On arrival I had a negative pcr test. I have to book the second pcr test on day 5/6. Because I booked and received the QR code before December 22 do I need to book a sha + hotel or turn up at a medical centre ? I cannot find any information ?
No, you do not need to. You will be allowed to have the COVID tests in designated test centers to be provided by the government.
My boss and I have just submitted the application for test and go. Our flight is on Monday. Could we ask for a fast track on our application? If so, where should we contact with?
Thanks very much,
If you want to check the status or follow up the status of your Thailand Pass application, you may call ++66 2572 8442 or email the following information:
Subject: Thailand Pass Check Status
Date of Travel
Date of Arrival
You may send the above information to [email protected] and also send an email to the Consular Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at [email protected] and [email protected]
Hello , we will be travelling with a 6 year old infant , does she also have to do the 2 RT-PCR ? if so is there a saliva test alternative ?
For children under 6 traveling with parents are exempted for the RT-PCR test before departure. However they can have saliva testing upon arrival in Thailand.
if i want to book hotel in pattaya for 4 nights only then 5th day rt pcr is not required as I will be travelling back on 5th day. What is the process in this case?
Yes, if you are staying in Thailand less than 5 nights, you can have a Test and Go for one time only. You must have a flight exiting Thailand that is confirmed.
may i know can we just buy single way ticket instead of round trip as i not sure when will return ? will thailand allow us to enter without return ticket?
Yes, it is alright. But when you apply for Thailand Pass, you need to provide at least a date of your planned exit from Thailand. Make sure that you also have an insurance that will cover your stay up to the planned date of exit. Also, you need to provide 2 RT-PCR tests and proof of hotel accommodation during these COVID tests.
Thank you for the information.
Could you please help to clarify if the Health Certificate needs to be notarised by the notary public as part of the documentation?
Thank you in advance.
The health certificate of recovery, COVID vaccination certificate or RT PCR test result are not required to be notarised. You just have to make sure that these documents are in English language.
Hi! If you have already been approved for Phuket Sandbox, but wish to change your plans to do Test & Go do you need to re-apply?
If you want to change your Phuket Sandbox Program into Test and Go Program, you need to apply for a new application and you need to change your Hotel Booking as well.
I want to travel as soon as possible to Thailand under “ test and go” program. Preferably on number 2 February. I have tickets and hotel booking and al paperwork ready, but it seems I can not register yet.
When can I register and how long does it take for approval?
The Test and Go Program will resume on the 1st of February, please take note that the processing time for the Thailand Pass application is 5 to 7 days depending on the Thai Embassy where the application has been submitted. It is recommended to apply for the Thailand Pass at least 7 days before your intended departure.
I don’t see any information about couples coming to Thailand. Do you have to book two sha + hotel rooms for one couple?
Yes, there are hotels that you can stay together in one room but the charged is different. To make it sure, you can ask the hotel staff.
My main concern is for example I test positive, and have no symptoms. What happens, do I go to hospital or I hear about a hospital. I have contacted a few hotels on the list and they do not do this. Do I have to go to hospital or do they find me a hotel to quarantine in. I will make sure my insurance covers both.
If you tests positive, regardless of whether you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days or asymptomatic, you are required to quarantine at your own expense for 10-14 days or possibly longer depending on your situation and under the direction of public health officials. If you are having a severe symptoms you may be quarantine in the Hospital, but if not you can be observed in your Hotel.
WE HOPE TO TRAVEL TO THAILAND IN MARCH. TEST AND GO IN BANKOK .. NO PROBLEM ….BUT HOPE TO GO TO UDON THANI TO VISIT IN LAWS AFTER THAT. CANT SEEM TO FIND ANY HOTELS OFFERING T&GO DAY 5 PACKAGES IN UDON.
ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GREAT
You can check the hotels listed here: https://web.thailandsha.com/shaplus?province=41&type=2&page=1
Maybe one of these hotels are eligible for the Test and Go Day 5.
Hi Rex, can i confirm if one plans a 4 day trip, no need to show booking for a Day5 hotel+ test?
Eg, arrive Monday (day1) and leave Thursday (day 4) . Tia.
Yes, that is correct. You must have an exit flight within 4 days and your next destination must be an international destination.
If I stay from 20th – 24th, do I still need to book Day 5 test?
At the moment, we if refer to the previous Test and Go, you do not need to do the Day 5 test if you will fly our of Thailand on Day 3 or 4.
Hi Rex, thanks for taking the time to lift my confusion.
Are there any Test & Go packages available in Phuket, Krabi or Hat Yak, some websites say Test and Go is limited to Bangkok for now?
Is SHA extra plus hotel the same as a hotel with this “SHA plus+“ symbol?
Thank you Michael
In Phuket it is a special case because the COVID tests are done outside the hotel. You can book the RT PCR tests at http://www.thailandpsas.com and separately you can book an SHA Plus+ hotel. Make sure that the hotel will issue a hotel confirmation letter including airport transfer for the Day 1 and Day 5 accommodations.
Can I book 2 PCR tests without a hotel in Bangkok?
No, it is not possible. You need to stay in the hotel for overnight stay while waiting for the test result.
From the 1.2.22 test and go progrem return but I don’t understand if the second test (in the 5th day) is antigen or PCR?
I Ask cause in the hotel package is show that we get antigen as well.
Both the first and second tests are RT-PCR tests. The first test will be taken on Day 0-1 and the second test will be taken on Day 5.
We are a little confused. We are currently staying at Sri Lanka, and thinking about going to Phuket Thailand under the new test and go (starting 1 of february). Is it possible to fly directly to Phuket and do the tests/hotels there? Or is this just limited to Bangkok.
Thanks in advance!
Yes, you can enter under Test and Go program in Phuket also. However, there is no big difference between Test and Go and the Phuket Sandbox.
Can you please recommend some Test n Go hotels in Chonburi? My family will be landing in Bangkok but we will be travelling to Chonburi. Since a second PCR test is required on Day 5, it does not make sense to return to Bangkok on the fifth day just to do it.
Dear Teo Su Lin,
You can check Best Bella Hotel, Hotel J, Green Park or Tropicana Hotel in Pattaya.
My previous message was deleted so I would appreciate a response to my question. I am travelling with three of my family members and we all submitted our registration for the Test & Go scheme on Dec. 21st. The three other members of my family were accepted and received a QR Code. My registration was denied as the hotel failed to include my name on the reservation which was book and paid for two people. I would like to know what I can do to get my registration reviewed so I can travel to Thailand with my family in April, 2022? Thank you!
You can send an email to [email protected] to amend your application.
Hi, is the Test & Go program available or not?
At the moment, the new application or registration for Test and Go Thailand Pass is suspended until further notice.
Following the updated information mentioned above, that means from 22 of December, if I flying from Australia, would I need to do quarantine 10 days? Or what other options do I have?.
If you did not apply for any Thailand Pass, you can apply for Thailand Pass right now, under 7 nights Quarantine Program or the Phuket Sandbox Program. If you are not vaccinated, it is 10 nights quarantine. Please check this page for the Phuket Sandbox information:
Do you do the PCR test at the airport and then go to your ASQ hotel? Or do you do the test at the hotel?
If your flight lands in Phuket Airport, the COVID test will be done at the airport. If you land in Bangkok, the test will be done at your test and Go hotel or SHA+ Hotel.
Hi, if I enter Thailand in Bangkok and I go for test&go program, can I travel to Pattaya and stay there in SHAplus hotel? Or I need stay one night in Bangkok and then I can go to Pattaya?
You can go to Pattaya to do your Test and Go there.
What if I have a late night arrival time (11:20pm) Will I need to quarantine for 2 days?
Yes, you have to book for 2 nights since your COVID test will be taken the following morning after arrival and then you will be released 24 hours after the test.
We have been trying to book our test&go hotels for a while now, but until now agoda has cancelled our hotels bookings and we have been trying for 3rd time this week, but it doesn’t work. Is there any other places we can book an test&go hotel?
For all quarantine programs we recommend booking directly with the hotel.